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Cómo elaborar una estrategia de género para una oficina de país

Este documento muestra cómo se elabora una estrategia de género para una oficina de País. El manual está dirigido principalmente a las y los Puntos Focales de Género o personas responsables del tema en las oficinas y supone una propuesta didáctica abierta para que cada oficina encuentre la mejor manera de llevar a cabo y/o fortalecer sus propio proceso de transversalidad de género.

Es una herramienta elaborada por PNUD, y tiene muchos elementos útiles para otras organizaciones.


Baseline Assessment

In the context of the Gender Strategy, and the Gender PAHO Policy approved in 2005, the Gender, Women and Health Department of WHO is coordinating a leading a global evaluation of gender mainstreaming. A baseline assessment was carried out in 2008, as the first part of the evaluation, to be followed by a midterm assessment in 2010, and a final evaluation in 2012.




Alcohol, gender, culture and harms in the Americas

PAHO Multicentric Study Final report

Data from the Multicentric Study on Gender, Alcohol, Culture and Harms, sponsored by PAHO are shown to highlight alcohol consumption profiles and alcohol-related predictors and outcomes for 10 countries in 2005: Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay and USA.


Unhappy hours: alcohol and partner aggression in the Americas

This book explores the relationship between alcohol comsumption and partner violence. It brings to light evidence of alcohol's impact on partner aggression from 10 of the Region's countries, and represents an unprecedented effort to collect and analyze information from the general population that can be compared across countries.



Advocacy package of violence against women

Violence against women is a significant obstacle to development in Latin American and Caribbean countries. As a prevalent human rights abuse and public health problem, it affects the health, economic opportunities, rights, and welfare of 30–50 percent of the region’s women. Its repercussions extend far beyond these victims, as it threatens the stability, security, and social welfare of families and their status in the community. From both an ethical and legal standpoint, violence undermines the human rights of a woman and her family and affects the exercise of her civil rights.

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